Local Rocky Shores

Long Island’s pounding surf and rocky shore create an astonishing habitat for a variety of marine life. Long Island Aquarium’s Local Rocky Shores exhibit presents local animals, algae and plants in a natural setting.

Kept at 50° F, this 2,000-gallon exhibit features live macroalgae and local kelp – a difficult feat in a closed-system display, and one that is made possible through the constant addition of minerals such as iron and iodine.